monopolizes

(what if akali liked stray cats and fed them on her veranda and there was a fat black one that was an asshole and fought other cats all the time and monopolized akali’s time and cat food and she named it zed and kennen or shen overheard her talking to it and slammed the door open and it was just thi s creature)

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Being possessive of Victor likely flipped his switch

No, really, here’s why:

Before the competition, Yuri has to keep hearing people tell him to not monopolize Victor, and hear people telling Victor to leave him:

It made him come to the realization that no one would be satisfied with him having Victor -thus removing him from the competition- if they thought he was unworthy.

And that flipped his switch. Yuri wanted it to be clear to other that Victor was his alone, and he wasn’t just anyone, but someone important to Victor, and that he was worthy of that.

This performance wasn’t just about seducing Victor but also about flaunting his conquest, and his importance, to others.

Grand Prix Final: Newbie Guide

Or beginner’s guide, if you want. 

So I decided to write another redundant post (there are other eloquent previews written by various bloggers already) about LE GRAND PRIX DE PATINAGE ARTISTIQUE as my former fave Tatsuki Machida would say (by former I mean when he was competing). The Grand Prix season has quickly flown by along with the pigeon from Trophee de Flaque d’Eau France but not without shitting harvesting enough carrots for the whole winter from now on. I’m pretty sure y’all already know what we mean by carrots but if you don’t it’s underrotation calls. So we have 6 guys, 6 girls, 6 pairs and 6 dance teams fighting for that one shiny medal Yuuri Katsuki hasn’t been able to get in his 24 years of life. Here we go.

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W/r/t the “copyright creates innovation” claim there have actually been studies done on the optimal length of copyrights and it’s literally always less than 1/10 of current copyright terms. Patents only last about 20 years but even their optimal term is only ~10 years before they discourage innovation through monopolization.

Tbh I would say that the optimal length of any intellectual property monopoly is 0 years, but I’m not exactly concerned with the profitability of capitalist enterprises. IP monopolies are an obvious form of the government “picking winners and losers” but apologists for capitalism don’t actually care about monopolies.

where a supervillain gets upset that the hero is always late to foiling them. they investigate and find out there’s a new up and coming supervillain monopolizing the hero’s time. that cannot stand. the supervillain stages a coup and gets rid of the new supervillain for the hero. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH LIKING THEM. SHUT UP. 

followed by the supervillain planning a debut heist after knowing that the hero will show up

“did you move that wingback chair into the warehouse just for your speech?”

“it was here the whole time”

“…right”

followed by the hero running late because their day job is really busy

“if they aren’t going to take this seriously, then they shouldn’t even be in the game”

“is this why you stopped stealing things on weeknights?”

The Jimin Effect #20

Yoongi: what.on earth.is going on here?
Hoseok: we’re having an argument
Yoongi: how about you answer my question while leaving out the obvious?
Hoseok: we’re arguing about who gets to sit next to Jimin in the car
Yoongi: …why?
Hoseok: because the maknaes have been monopolizing him and I want in
Yoongi: what if I want to sit next to him?
Taehyung: you- you want to sit next to him, hyung?
Yoongi: sure, and it’ll end the argument
Jungkook: who gets to sit on the other side?
Yoongi: Namjoon or Seokjin
Hoseok: but that means I still don’t get to sit next to him!
Yoongi: you can sit next to him on the ride home
Hoseok: fine
Taehyung: and me too?
Yoongi: nope, still me
Taehyung: why?
Yoongi: Hopi’s right, you do monopolize him
Jungkook: we do not!
Yoongi: yes, you do
Jungkook: yes, we do
Taehyung: but you understand why
Yoongi: I understand, and it’s going to stop
Taehyung: aw hyung, you’re no fun
Yoongi: I’m lots of fun, now get out of here and do something productive, I need to sleep
Jimin: are they gonna stop being noisy?
Yoongi: yeah. You don’t mind sitting next to me in the car, do you?
Jimin: no, why?
Yoongi: no reason, sleepy time

Seokjin: what.on earth.is going on here?
Yoongi: they’re arguing over something Jimin-related, right?
Jungkook: it’s none of your business
Taehyung: I told you to not be so loud!
Hoseok: they’re arguing over who gets to feed Jimin
Jimin: I can feed myself, actually, have been for several years now
Taehyung: but Jiminnie, it’s cute when we feed you!
Jungkook: you said we! That means I get to feed him too!
Taehyung: no it doesn’t!
Hoseok: here, Jiminnie, try this
Jimin: it’s good
Taehyung: hey!
Jungkook: why does Hopi-hyung get to feed you?
Jimin: he’s being normal about it
Namjoon: I wanna try it too
Hoseok: here
Namjoon: no, I want Jimin to do it
Jungkook: that’s just weird
Jimin: here, hyung
Namjoon: it is good, thanks
Jungkook: you wouldn’t feed me any
Jimin: sure I would, open up!
Taehyung: me too! Me too!
Jimin: I’m keep some for myself!
Seokjin: I am going to move away

Jimin: what.on earth.is going on here?
Taehyung: Jiminnie, I was thinking, how about we just make a schedule?
Jimin: a schedule for what?
Taehyung: for the days of sleeping with you
Jimin: what?
Taehyung: I get Mondays, Jungkookie gets Tuesdays, Hopi-hyung gets Wednesdays, I get Thursdays and so on
Jimin: when do I get to sleep by myself?
Jungkook: but you like sleeping with people, it’s not just me climbing into your bed anymore, you come into mine
Jimin: sometimes
Jungkook: on the nights that I or Taetae aren’t in yours
Jimin: we’re not making a schedule, that defeats the purpose
Taehyung: what’s the purpose?
Jimin: one of us needs a little something and goes to the person who can give it. A little warmth, a little comfort, a little safety. It’s supposed to be spontaneous
Taehyung: Jungkookie needs warmth, safety and comfort a lot. What about when I need it?
Jimin: don’t try and deny that you sneak into Hopi-hyung’s bed all the time
Taehyung: I’m not, but it’s mostly because you’re unavailable
Jungkook: Jimin’s been my safety blanket since the beginning, it’s a known fact in the group!
Jimin: what are you, a baby? Where’s my big, grown up Jungkook?
Jungkook: he’s not here right now. Right now, I just want to know if I can still sleep with you whenever I want
Jimin: you know I can’t turn you away
Jungkook: Tae-hyung, you can have him whenever I’m feeling grown up
Taehyung: oh joy, I get the leftovers
Jimin: are you calling me a leftover?
Taehyung: ah, no?
Jimin: and what about Hopi-hyung, don’t you think he likes sleeping with you?
Hoseok: yeah, don’t you think he likes sleeping with you?
Taehyung: where did you come from?
Hoseok: the moon
Jungkook: yeah, okay, anyway, see you tonight, hyung
Taehyung: not fair
Hoseok: I can see how much I’m loved, or not loved, rather
Jimin: I love you, hyung!
Hoseok: well, that’s something
Jimin: Tae
Taehyung: I love you too, hyung
Hoseok: oh, I can feel the sincerity
Jimin: I never thought I get to a point where I wish I was loved less
Taehyung: don’t be ridiculous, Jiminnie, you love that we fight over you
Jimin: no, I don’t
Yoongi: yeah, he kinda doesn’t
Hoseok: where did-
Yoongi: so, if you ever wanted to escape these guys, my bed’s open…
Jimin: oh my god

REQUEST: You catch Credence trying to surprise you with a gift for your birthday. (Happy birthday, @kkxnzie!!)

Warnings: None!!

Word Count: 1,014


You’d been with Newt and the Goldsteins for a while now, and you’d recently taken in Credence Barebone, the obscurus that had rampaged through New York. You’d spent a lot of time with him, since you were the only one of the group who wasn’t busy all the time, and you’d grown really quite fond of him. He was a little quiet, very reserved, and often let you monopolize the conversations, but you didn’t mind. You kind of gathered that he liked that you talked at him so much.

Because you talked so much though, Credence had learned that your birthday was coming up in a few days. His mother had never really celebrated birthdays or anything, but he knew that he wanted to get you something—something that showed that he listened to you and really found solace in your presence in his life and the friendship you had so readily extended to him. So he had collected some money—most of it borrowed from Newt and Tina—and had set out to find something he knew you’d like. His hair had grown out in the time he’d come to stay with the lot of you and he dressed much more appropriately for the weather, but he was still learning to adjust the shuffling, hunched in walk he had acquired from his time with Mary Lou, fearing every step he took. It was because of this walk that you noticed him window shopping.

That being said, you had no idea what he was doing, but he clearly had a purpose. You’d never seen him look so externally determined. You watched curiously as he stepped in and out of stores on the street, searching for—something. You hadn’t meant to follow him around the city, really you hadn’t, but that’s what you had ended up doing, watching from afar as he searched diligently throughout every store on the street. At the end of it all, he had circled back to a store he had entered earlier and came out with a small bag that he clutched tightly to his chest as he shuffled his way back to the apartment. You forgot all about the shopping you had set out to do yourself as you scurried home after him.

You opened the door to the apartment as quietly as you could and noticed that your bedroom door was cracked open just slightly. You couldn’t help yourself as you pushed it open a little wider and peaked inside to see Credence cradling a battered looking copy of [Your Favorite Novel]. The novel you had been talking to him about weeks before, during one of your first conversations with him as you had sought a subject that wouldn’t upset him, when you explained that you had lost your copy a few months back and hadn’t managed to find another. You let out a gentle gasp at the creak of the door and suddenly felt horrible at the sight of Credence’s face.

His head had shot up at the sound, and his face had turned beat red as his eyes filled with embarrassed tears. He had tried to be so careful to make sure you wouldn’t know, to surprise you and make you happy on the day of your birthday. He had waited for a day when everyone was out so that he wouldn’t be caught and so that no one would know what he had in mind for your gift. He wanted to leave it on your pillow so that you could see it alone, so he wouldn’t have to see if you didn’t like it. And there you were anyway, your eyes flicking between the book and his face guiltily. “I—” He couldn’t find any words because there was a lump in his throat that they couldn’t push past. He managed to strangle out a quick, “For y-your birthday, s-supposed to be a s-s-surprise.”

You could tell how badly you had embarrassed him and couldn’t help the wide grin that split your face. You couldn’t stop yourself from striding right over to him and gathering his slim frame into your arms. You could feel the heat of his blush against the side your face that you had pressed into his neck. “Credence, this is so thoughtful, I can’t believe you remembered!”

You pulled back and saw his blush creep further up his face as he said, “I—Well, I remember e-everything you say, Y/N.”

Now you were blushing, not realizing how much attention he paid your conversation. You had always thought he preferred Newt and Tina’s company. You then realized that he had circled back to the store and found yourself asking, “I saw you in town. You went back to the store. Why did you go to all of the other ones?”

His blush deepened, and you had to fight another grin because he was just so unbelievably cute when he was flustered. “I-I was also l-looking for—for—for this.” He reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a beautiful necklace. “I n-noticed that you s-stopped wearing yours, and T-Tina said that you had b-broken it. The man at the bookstore said he had to go f-find the copy of the book to see if they still had it, so I—I went looking for this.”

Your jaw had dropped, and he ducked his head in embarrassment thinking that you hated it. You reached up slowly to touch the necklace still in his hand, and he jerked his head up at the action. You looked from the necklace up to his wide, frightened eyes before reaching up to touch his face. “May I kiss you, please, Credence?”

He nodded tentatively before you pressed your lips against his, thinking that this was the best birthday you had ever had.

Credence was surprised himself and was suddenly glad that you had caught him hiding your gifts. It was the most unbelievably adorable mess of a surprise, but he wasn’t so embarrassed about that anymore, not when he could feel you smiling against his mouth.

Herein lies another problem. When conversations are dominated by those who have obtained large followings, the creation and enforcement of hierarchy emerges. This hierarchy revolves around not just competition for followers, but for credibility among those followers. Activists with large online audiences are thought to already have established their credibility — especially among the newly politicized — by showcasing their intellect. All too often, however, this showcasing takes the form of shutting down and/or delegitimizing other users’ ideas and lived experiences. To admit one might potentially be wrong, or even inaccurate, is to lose credibility and access to followers (social currency).

Preventing this loss of currency can become incredibly vindictive. People start treating each other like ruthless transactions, carcasses to step over rather than human beings actively engaged in dialogue or disagreement. After a while it can feel like survival of the fittest. Sometimes it is. Just as billionaires have enormous resources at their disposal to manipulate the flow of power and preserve market dominance, social currency enables popular web-based activists to maintain dominance over online discourses. So while the visibility social media enables can be a valuable tool for the proliferation of alternative media, marginalized voices, and radical re-education, how that visibility is obtained and maintained can be painfully problematic.

[…] It is also important to note that living within these power systems… we are forced to carry our personal and generational trauma everywhere we go. In the arena of social media this carryover has a cannibalistic quality. Without time and space to suture our wounds the blood loss never stops. Heated disagreements between oppressed people take on the tone and feel of an attack, until finally, when all hope for reconciliation has evaporated, we devour one another. At such a point we have fallen back on dominant mechanisms of power, onto its value system, not only because of our own exhaustion, but also convenience and expedience. It may not be in our nature, but it certainly is second nature.

So the writers are finally remembering Caitlin and Barry have a relationship? The two are really having scenes together? Without the whole cast in the middle of them? Without 10 metres of distance between each other? And the scenes are in fact substancial? They are not just having a trivial or science conversation? They are talking about one or both of themselves instead of crime or a third person? And they are actually TOUCHING? SHOCKING!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean, given that the last substancial scene these two had were on the 2x22 episode and before that it was probably on 1x07, the whole scenes will either be deleted or they will probably have a terrible argument/fight. Obviously, he will understand Caitlin wasn’t being herself and their friendship will be fine, but I bet there will be more 36 episodes where their friendship will be ignored. Because the writers seem to have forgot how to write characters without monopolizing their relationships. Since season two, they can’t have multiple (friendly/romantic/fraternal) relationships. They don’t seem to be allowed to have meaningful scenes, share secrets and vent with/to different people, at least not on the same episode (more like over an entire season, to be honest). Suddenly, the writers have got this terrible idea of monopolizing and hierarchizing the bonds of this show. Which is quite frustrating because I don’t find that realistic. For me what’s actually healthy and realistic is to have multiple people in your life that equally matter to you, but in different ways. I have friends that I’ve known longer, the ones that are fairly different from me so they can bring me a different perspective and others who I basically have everything in common so they always make me feel understood. I mean, there are so many possibilities to go with those great characters and so much potential for deepening their current relationships and developing new ones; but the writers don’t seem to give a flying fuck about that anymore. Which it is a shame, but at least soon I will be given a Caitlin-centric episode, focusing on her developing powers, struggle, and hopefully, she will finally overcome them, embrace her abilities and use them to save even more people. And the fact this episode was important enough to be the one they made Kevin Smith direct makes me excited for The Flash for the first time in a while; but the season itself so far still feels like a disappointment to me (except for two episodes that I found remotely good).

anonymous asked:

Stop reblogging your own selfies so often ya thirsty bitch

I agree! Capitalism is the source of discriminatory and monopolistic practices! For example, your personality monopolizing a majority of the world’s salt.  

My 2 cents on portrayal of homophobia (or lack thereof) in YOI

I think YOI fans need to relax, drink some lemonades and stop worrying about homophobia in Russia/China/(whatever the next venue is) playing a part in the plot and screwing things up. 

From what we’ve seen so far homophobia in YOI world doesn’t exist. When people complain about Yuuri it’s because he’s monopolizing Victor as a coach (and they don’t think he has enough potential to deserve that chance), not because he has a romantic relationship with Victor despite both of them being male.

It’s not realistic in the cultural environment of several parts of our world, but it sure is refreshing, being able to enjoy the main character interactions without any derogatory remarks from the background characters. I think the creators are focusing their efforts on showing us on how things SHOULD BE instead of how things ACTUALLY ARE, and personally I think their approach is working pretty well.

To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be governed is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be place under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.
—  Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century, translated by John Beverly Robinson (London: Freedom Press, 1923), pp. 293-294.”

Monopolize Your Heart (Wanda Maximoff x Reader)

Originally posted by dailyteamcap


Pairing: Wanda Maximoff x Reader
Warning: None
Summary: The Reader and Wanda are the last two left in a team game of Monopoly and both have decided to pull an all nighter to finish their game while also admitting some crazy things to one another. 
Author: Dizzy
A/N: My first Wanda fic! I felt like all the guys were getting all the love when it came to my writing so I thought I’d add the lovely Scarlet Witch to the mix. Enjoy!

Masterlist Request a Prompt


“I passed GO. Gimme my money.” You held a grabby hand out towards Wanda.

“Wow, Y/n. Someone’s grumpy.” Wanda gave you a look as she handed you your crinkled paper money. 

“It’s not my fault you wouldn’t let me win.” 

“It’s not my fault you’re too stubborn to let me win.”

“Shut up… I’m not stubborn. I just want things the way I like them and I’ll do whatever to get it.”

“Honey, that’s being stubborn.” 

You pouted at Wanda in your tired state and crossed your arms over your chest. You and Wanda had been playing Monopoly well into the night and early morning and at that moment in time, you had been playing for six hours. 

While keeping your eyes off of Wanda, you caught a glimpse of Clint walking back to his room from the bathroom and you laughed to yourself. 

“What is it?” Wanda questioned your odd behavior. 

“I have a fear of birds and I work with two of them!” You laughed. “Hawkeye and Falcon!” 

Wanda couldn’t help but laugh as you fell apart and into a fit of giggles.

“And you know what else?”

“Hmm?”

“Clint’s got a freaking nest. I caught him taking a nap in it once. I’ll show you it sometime. It’s wicked cool.”

“Y/n?”

“Yeah, Fairy?” You said, using the nickname you gave Wanda after you guys watched your favorite childhood show together when you first became friends. 

But what you didn’t notice was the way the blood rushed to Wanda’s cheeks as she stumbled over her words because of what you called her.

“I need money. Your piece just landed on my space.”

“Oh,” You smiled shyly and handed her the money you owed. “Did you know Stevie cries during the national anthem?” 

“Really?”

“Yep! He gets all teary eyed and it’s kinda weird. I bet you he has a kink for the colors red, white and blue. Like if the person he was dating was wearing underwear with those colors, he’d be on his knees.” 

“Well, did you know Nat dyes her hair? It’s really like a blonde-brown color. I know, I saw.” 

“I knew it! Now Clint owes me money. Well, did you know that Thor has a bed for his hammer?” 

“Did you know Tony tried building a robot for sex once? In like college?”

“Did you know that Steve kicked a guy in the balls once and denied he ever did it? The guy had to get surgery!” 

“Well, did you know that Nat and Bruce have a romantic thing going on?”

“Doesn’t everyone know that?! Think of a different one, Fairy. A better one.”

“Hmm… well, did you know Pietro has a crush on you?”

“Well, did you know that I knew that and I don’t have a crush on Pietro, I have a crush on you?” 

“Well, did you know - wait… what?”

Wanda turned to face you more only to find you asleep beside her, though you were awake only minutes before. 

You woke in the morning to find yourself covered in a blanket and the game of Monopoly put back in its box with a note addressed to you sitting on top. 

Y/n - thanks for the great game. You won, sweetheart, even though you fell asleep. You also admitted some weird things to me and one of them was that you liked me. And before you freak out like I know you will, I just want you to know, I like you too and if you wanna talk about it, you can come to my room. My doors always open. I also told Vis to stay out.

-Wanda

Without a single second thought, you jumped off the couch and ran into Wanda’s room, scaring the poor girl half to death. 

But, she didn’t mind when you tackled her onto the bed and connected your lips to hers and she felt sparks fly and all the cheesy things she heard about in those romantic comedies you loved so much. 

To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated at, regulated, docketed, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, weighed, censored, ordered about, by men who have neither the right, nor the knowledge, nor the virtue. … To be governed is to be at every operation, at every transaction, noted, registered, enrolled, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under the pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, trained, ransomed, exploited, monopolized, extorted, squeezed, mystified, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, despised, harassed, tracked, abused, clubbed, disarmed, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and, to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, outraged, dishonoured. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.
—  Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
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quick facts:

  • dedicated to marine conservation, a ceo of his own (yet undecided) company. life goal is to monopolize the fishing industry so he can ensure that humane fishing standards are upheld.
  • 90% of his mansion home is aquarium, which houses not only him but “homeless” sea creatures who keep it clean in return for food and board. humans who call it a collection may or may not be fed to the sharks.
  • only wears his glasses out of the water; underwater he doesn’t need them
  • seems stern as hell but he’s really just stressed half to death
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-talking to each other for hours

-being eachothers biggest supporters

-holding hands

-cuddling

-lazy days where you watch movies

-just lots of movies and cuddling

-cooking things together

-she shows you how to make things that she loved growing up

-lingering touches on each others waist

-so many ‘girl’ days

-laughter

-fun

-giggling

-tickling

-her skin is so smooth tbh

-doing each others make up just for kicks

-quick kisses in public

-walking around

-knowing each other completely

-helping her learn to control her powers

-dancing

-like blasting horribly amazing music and dancing around your room together

-pillow fights because why not?

-holding her and running your fingers through her hair when she just needs to think about the horrors of her past

-probably games, like tag through the compound

-you two pretty much monopolize the living room, like you guys are constantly making blanket forts and watching movies and no one wants to be in there with you two cuz it would be interrupting

-she’d have cute nicknames for you in her language

-then you’d look them up to make sure she wasnt lying when she said she was calling you “cutie” only to find out she was actually calling you “sexy”

-super romantic things, like i feel like she’d be sooo romantic

-constantly getting each other flowers or chocolate

-cheek kisses

-borrowing her bad ass rings

-dat corset though ;)

-its almost like puppy love

-constantly smiling at each other

-sitting next to each other at meetings, playing with each others fingers

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Thurston Moore (SONIC YOUTH): People see rock and roll as, as youth culture, and when youth culture becomes monopolized by big business, what are the youth to do? Do you, do you have any idea?

I think we should destroy the bogus capitalist process that is destroying youth culture.